Division 1

YAPHAM hung on by one run to beat Woodhouse Grange in a thriller at Sandhill Lane.

Batting first, Yapham were put under pressure by some accurate bowling from the Grange youngsters with Rory Stephenson returning 2-8 in his opening spell. Jason Nattress and Sam Noble both scored 25 to propel Yapham to 76-3 off 10 overs.

After that, only Jed Vale (17) kept the score ticking as Yapham totalled 119-9 from their 18 overs.

Woodhouse’s innings began slowly but Chris Wood (48no) held his wicket at one end while Mike Burdett hit some powerful blows at the other.

Grange needed 70 from the last seven overs and run chase went down to the last ball. Three were needed for a Grange win but Burdett was run out after the going for a second run which would have tied the game.

Bubwith maintained their winning start to the season by seeing off Dunnington Academy by eight wickets.

Visitors Dunnington started well with Harrison Mussell (26) and Alex Wilson, who hit a couple of sixes in his 25, setting the pace. Mussell was run out with Mark Willoughby suffering a similar fate after a direct hit by Si Holder.

Although Jay Snowden made 21, Freddie Collins (2-14) bowled brilliantly at the death as the Academy closed on 112-8 from 16 overs.

Bubwith lost Wes Pears to the first ball of the innings by Jack Spofforth and Jonny Lister was also soon on his way after being bowled by Snowden. After that Mark Holmes smashed 78 from 34 deliveries, hitting sixes at will. He was well supported by Freddie Collins (24 no) as Bubwith raced to the target with five overs remaining.

Bowlers dominated as Osbaldwick beat Wellington by five wickets. Dan Ellwood and Matt Hattee reduced Wellington to 22-4 after eight overs. Although Wellington pushed on a little bit in the middle overs, Charlie Marshall picked up two wickets and tight bowling by the Osso attack meant Wellington only managed 78-9 from 18 overs. Joe Broughton (27) and Dan Gunnell (25) were the main scorers. Osbaldwick saw off the game with eight balls remaining with Lewis Sansome still at the crease on 18.

Heworth dropped a catch off the first ball of the game against York who made them pay by making 120 from their 18 overs at Elm Park Way. Heworth batsmen Tom Hodgson (32) and Tom Allan (22) gave York a scare but a brilliant one-handed catch removed Allan and turned the game in York’s favour, the Clifton Park side winning by seven runs.

Division 2

WOODHOUSE Grange Academy’s youngsters upset the formbook by inflicting defeat on Aviva Vikings

Aviva openers Sankara (20) and Gul Fida Hussain (40) putting on 52 from the first six overs. At 13 overs Aviva were 99–3 and looking in a strong position, however, the WG youngsters, who fielded really well, finished strongly with 15-year-old Will Grewer finishing with 3-9 and Joe Britain picked up two wickets for only seven runs. Aviva finished with 123-9, Sohail Alkram scoring 23.

Chris Bilton (46) held the innings together as they closed in on the Aviva total but it always looked just out of reach. Grange required 32 from the final four overs which was whittled down two needed off the final delivery. Sixteen-year-old Tom Burdett, who had earlier taken 2-21, calmly hit the last ball to the boundary for a five-wicket victory.

Tang Hall Tigers made 126 against Dunnington Colts with 42 from Jack Gabbitass and an unbeaten 51 by Tom Hewer after opener Dane Winn hit a quickfire 20. A direct hit by young Will Haysmith was the best of

three run outs while Harry Griffiths (2-20) was the pick of the bowlers. Cavalier batting by the Colts provided catching practice for the Tigers who dismissed the home side for 52, half the runs being scored by opening batsman Ed Hammond. Gary Chadwick took 3-13for the Tigers.

Middleton & North Dalton maintained their unbeaten run with victory over Barmby Moor. Several M&ND batsmen made good starts, with Sam Ullyott top scoring with 25 not. Moor, led by Ashley Mudd’s 2-31 took regular wickets to keep the scoring in check and they closed on 128-5.

Tom Stubley led the Barmby reply and the game looked to be heading for a tight finish, but when Stubley was run out the game swung in M&ND’s favour and Barmby fell short by 38 runs.

Bottom of the table Hemingbrough conceded to Bishop Wilton

Division 3

ON a night which produced several close finishes, Westow won by one run at the Outgang.

Westow scored 149 -3 from their allotted 18 overs. Matthew Shipley smashed his way to 66, Shane Marshall made 41 and Jacob Stephenson continued his good form with 28 not out. Heslington’s youth policy shone through with 12-year-old Jake Scott being the pick of the bowlers taking 2 for 38.

Heslington fell just short as Pankaj Saini who looked well set to anchor the chase was run out for a well-made 79, Simon Dwyer offering the most support with 19 seeing the innings closed on 148-5.The highlight in the field for Westow was the boundary work of Will Wood.

Will Etty scored hit a 19-ball 50 which proved to be the difference as Heworth Colts beat Ovington by 58 runs.

Visitors Heworth were two wickets down after five overs thanks to tight bowling by Dom Everard (2-32). Heworth picked up the pace before Etty was well caught in the field off the bowling of Ben Busby (4-27) with the score on 79. Lewis Meek, after suffering three successive Wednesday night ducks, rattled 21 off 12 deliveries as Heworth finished on 132-9.

Ovington’s batsmen provided relatively little by way of a response, struggling to 56-6 by the 13th over. They closed on 79-9 runs due in part to some fine bowling by Heworth’s young attack with Jack Wilkinson (2-9) being the pick of the bowlers, both his wickets taken with successive balls. Charlie Buckley was still there at the end on 16 not out.

Pocklington scored a competitive total of 160-3 in 16 overs against Stillingfleet with Alex Downey (54no) and Dan Littlewood (59) getting the majority of the runs. In reply Stillingfleet got off to a strong start with Matt Walker (65no) but struggled for partners to score at the same rate at the other end leaving Stillingfleet 139-4 in their 16 overs, ‘Fleet’s change hampered by a softer replacement ball.

Division 4

LONDESBOROUGH Park’s early dominance of the division continued as openers Lucas Stephenson (82no) and James Beevers (50) put on 130 against previously unbeaten Bolton Percy.

Park closed on 146-1 off 18 overs, Bolton’s usual wicketkeeper Marc Deamer shed the gloves to bowl and took the only wicket to fall.

Bolton Percy set about the target, they lost their first wicket for 22, bowled by Michael Drewery (2-26). BP hit a few boundaries through Ian Holmes (42) and Tom Atkinson (32) and looked like they were going to reach the target until skipper Joel Taylor (3-22) and economical bowling by Beevers saw Bolton Percy fall 16 short of their target.

An exceptional innings by Stamford Bridge opener Andrew Healey helped his side reach 134-3 against Aviva Vikings. He hit 17 fours in his 61-ball innings as he agonisingly missed out on a maiden century by finishing on 99 not out. Pick of the Aviva bowlers was Ravinda Gowda with 2-32.

After a quickfire 23 from Kush Sehgal, Aviva lost a flurry of wickets and were in trouble at 30-4. However, an explosive unbeaten century partnership between Ghaznafar Ali, whose 73came off only 38 balls, and Siddarth Elango (29no) knocked off the runs with four balls to spare to earn Aviva their first win of the season.